Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.
-The Bosch Group started operations in China in 1984.
-Bosch (China) Investment Ltd. was established in Shanghai in 1999 to oversee the Group's operations in China.
-In 2010, Bosch opened its new Bosch China headquarters in Shanghai, China. The new headquarters is the largest facility for the Bosch Group in Asia Pacific region. It covers 78,000 square meters.
-In January 2015, Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. ZF Lenksysteme GmbH changed its name into "Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH" and became Bosch's wholly owned subsidiary. The Chinese subsidiaries of ZF Lenksysteme merged into Bosch Group.
Products of the Automotive Technology Division:
1. Gasoline engine systems
2. Diesel engine systems
3. Chassis control systems
4. Aftermarket products
5. Electrical drives
6. Starter motors and generators
7. Automotive electronics
8. Steering systems
9. Car multimedia
Overview by product
|Gasoline engine systems||
In 1995, the Group and a consortium lead by SAIC established a joint venture called United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd., with both sides each investing 50% in the new company. The company manufactures gasoline engine management systems (EMS) at its facilities in Shanghai, Wuxi, and Xian. The company has a dominant market share in China.
|Diesel engine systems||
In 2004, the Group and Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd. established a joint venture called Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd. In 2005, the company started operations at its plant to manufacture common rail high-pressure fuel injection systems. The company concurrently started operations at its technical center to develop diesel engine technology. The amount invested in the new facility was one of the largest investments among all of the Group’s capital spending projects that took place outside Germany.
|Chassis systems (Automotive electronics)||
In 2003, Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. started operations on its ABS production lines. In 2005, the company built a technical center within its facility in order to research and develop vehicle safety systems. In 2006, it completed a new facility to manufacture automotive electronic components such as ABSs, ESPs, TCSs, various control units, and body electronic products.
|Electrical drives, Starter motors, Alternators||In 2004, the Group established Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd., which started supplying starters and alternators in the same year. In 2006, this company started making motors at its new facility. In August 2016, Robert Bosch Motor (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Group (China), began operations in the Changsha.|
In 1994, ZF Lenksysteme, a joint venture between Bosch and ZF, established Shanghai ZF Steering Co., Ltd. Shanghai ZF Steering currently holds the largest market share in steering systems in China. In Jan. 2015, Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. Shanghai ZF Steering became subsidiary of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH.
-Engine management systems (EMS)
-Electronic throttle controls (ETC)
-Common rail systems
-NOx catalytic converters
-Particulate filter systems
Chassis systems (Controls):
-Antilock braking systems (ABSs)
-Traction control systems (TCSs)
-Electronic stability programs (ESPs)
-Mechanical Brake Assist EVAs
-Wheel speed sensors
-Yaw rate sensors
-Steering angle sensors
Chassis systems (Braking systems):
-Brake master cylinders
-Window lift motors
-Seat reclining actuators
Starter motors and Generators
-Peripheral acceleration sensors
-Peripheral pressure sensors
-Parking assistant system sensors
|1984||Based on a 10-year patent and technology licensing agreement it signed with Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd., the Company licensed out its production technology and its related information on the A-series fuel injection pumps to Weifu High-Technology.|
|1994||The Company, Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd., and Zexel jointly established Wuxi Europe-Asia Diesel Fuel Injection Co., Ltd.|
|Nov. 1994||The Company, Bosch of Germany, and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH jointly established Shanghai ZF Steering Co., Ltd.|
|Dec. 1995||The Company and Zhong-Lian Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. jointly established United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd.|
|April 1996||The Company and Nanjing Electric Group jointly established Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd.|
|1998||The Company established Bosch Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.|
|Jan. 1999||The Company established Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.|
|Sep. 1999||The Company established Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.|
|June 2001||ZF Lenksysteme GmbH and Jincheng Corporation jointly established ZF Steering Jincheng (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.|
|Aug. 2004||The Company and Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd. jointly established Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd. The new company absorbed Wuxi Europe-Asia Diesel Fuel Injection Co., Ltd.|
|Dec. 2004||The Company established Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd. in Changsha, Hunan Province.|
|April 2005||The Company established Bosch Suzhou Technology Center as a technology center to develop electronic control systems in Suzhou.|
|Nov. 2005||Bosch Diesel Technology Center (Wuxi) started operating.|
|2005||ZF Lenksysteme GmbH established ZF Commercial Vehicle Steering (Shandong) Co., Ltd. in Jinan, Shandong Province.|
|June 2008||Bosch Chassis Systems (Dalian) Co., Ltd., a brake system subsidiary, started commercial production.|
|Nov. 2008||Bosch (Hulunbeier) Automotive Test and Technology Center Co., Ltd., which is a winter road testing center in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia, started operations.|
|Feb. 2010||The Company acquired a remaining 49% stake in Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd. from Nanjing Electric Group, making the entity its wholly-owned subsidiary.|
|Mar. 2011||Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd. was renamed Bosch Automotive Products (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.|
|Apr. 2011||The Company opened its new headquarters in Shanghai, China.|
|Feb. 2012||Established Bosch Automotive Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.|
|Oct. 2012||Established Bosch Automotive Components (Changchun) Co., Ltd.|
|Nov. 2012||Established Foundation Brakes (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.|
|Nov. 2012||Established Bosch Car Multimedia Wuhu Co., Ltd.|
|Jan. 2013||Bosch (Ningbo) Light Electric Vehicle Motor Co., Ltd. was established.|
|Jul. 2013||The Bosch Group officially opened its new Chinese subsidiary, Bosch Automotive Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.|
|Nov. 2013||ZF Shanghai Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co. Ltd. was established.|
|2014||Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (BMTS), a joint venture between Bosch and Mahle, announced that it has established Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned production subsidiary in Shanghai, China.|
|Jan. 2015||Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. ZF Lenksysteme GmbH changed its name into "Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH" and became Bosch's wholly owned subsidiary. The Chinese subsidiaries of ZF Lenksysteme would be merged into Bosch Group.|
|Aug. 2016||Robert Bosch Motor (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Group (China), began operations in the Changsha.|